Nishant Batsha

February 27, -
Nishant Batsha is the author of the novel Mother Ocean Father Nation (Ecco, 2022), named one of the best books of 2022 by NPR. He holds a PhD in history from Columbia University, as well as a master's from the University of Oxford (on a Doctorow Fellowship and ESU-SF Scholarship) and an undergraduate degree from Columbia. His academic research focused on Indian indentured labor in Trinidad and Fiji.

International Comparative Studies (ICS)


Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES); Asian American and Diaspora Studies; Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)


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